Watchdog raps porn channel

A BRITISH porn channel has been fined £50,000 for showing hard core sex scenes before the 9pm watershed, the broadcasting watchdog said today.

Satellite channel Xplicit XXX repeatedly aired a trailer showing simulations of graphic sex acts on April 8 this year.

The channel owner, Digital Television Production, said the tape had been broadcast by mistake. But regulator Ofcom said the error was "excessively complacent".